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you're watching beyond one hundred days. mrtrump weighs in on healthcare, britain's health care, and gets an angry response. it is of course not the first time the american president has tweeted something that has annoyed his british ally. mrtrump said the british system was broken after a demonstration in london called for more funding for the nhs. democrats push for the release of intelligence to counter claims the fbi is biased against mrtrump also on the programme... the eu's chief negotiator arrives in london to tell britain it faces ‘unavoidable‘ trade barriers if it leaves the customs union after brexit. and "one of these nights" — the eagles finally have the silver. superbowl 52 belongs to philadelphia. get in touch with us using the hashtag #beyond1000ays hello and welcome — i'm katty kay in washington
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and christian fraser is in london. president trump is developing a habit of criticising one of america's closest allies. he did it again today when he took on britain's popular national health service — and drew a swift, fierce reaction from angry brits. the health minister, jeremy hunt was not happy when mr trump suggested the famed nhs is broken. as america struggles to develop a satisfactory private health care system of its own, the uk model of public health care for everybody is often held up as a counter example. many americans find it hard to believe that brits of all political persuasions will defend the public health system — just as brits find it hard to believe americans would tolerate having so many people with no health insurance. it's another sign of the tensions in the so—called special relationship. our political correspondent alex forsyth is in westminsterfor us.
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mrtrump has mr trump has done it again. how much concern has he caused amongst america's closest ally? not the first time he has commented on something to do with the british government policy on social media. there was something of a backlash. you had people uniting from across the political spectrum to defend the nhs in light of president trump's comments. jeremy corbyn, the opposition leader said mr trump was wrong to treat his opposition to the nhs. many people made the point that the demonstrators were supporting the demonstrators were supporting the nhs and calling for more funding for it. jeremy hunt the health minister responded with a critique of us health policy. unity from the
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uk criticising donald trump's intervention. the prime minister theresa may was asked about this today and made the point that there isa today and made the point that there is a good relationship between the us and the uk, nonetheless it is fairto us and the uk, nonetheless it is fair to say that donald trump is testing diplomatic relationships. he has fundamentally misunderstood that gci’oss has fundamentally misunderstood that across the political spectrum, they like the system. they don't want to get rid of the nhs, they want more funding. he is right that there is a funding. he is right that there is a funding debate but they don't want it replaced. quite right. every political party in the uk has been claire about its commitment to the nhs. there is no doubt about that. it isa nhs. there is no doubt about that. it is a celebrated part of the uk government policy. the origin of the tweet is that nigel farage, a former leader of ukip, he appeared on us
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television shortly before president trump sent this to eat and was talking about the nhs. in particular, the pressure it's under asa particular, the pressure it's under as a result of immigration. shortly after, we have this tweet from donald trump. we can't say for sure that he was influenced by the appearance of nigel farage on us television but some people are attributing that to this tweet. he seems to be missing the point about the nhs when it comes to british policy because every party is wholly supported of it despite the differences over whether there is enough funding and how it should be run. there is cross—party support for it and we saw exactly that in the response to donald trump's tweet. we know that the president likes to watch fox and friends and there is more evidence of it there. they were marching to protect the nhs on saturday, not to replace it with a privatised system. let's just take a look
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at some of the stats. according to the world health organisation — the uk ranks number 18 out of 191 countries when it comes to health system performance — termed here as ‘efficiency‘. compare that to the us — and they are lower down the list, weighing in at number 37. this graph is from the commonwealth fund showing health—ca re this graph is from the commonwealth fund showing health—care spending as a percentage of gdp. that's most of the european countries on the bottom. canada and australia might be there as well. the one on the top, showing the gap in spending is the united states. this is a very interesting debate that donald trump has weighed in on. whenever you raise the prospect of having something like the british system in america, people cry fear of socialism and that they could never
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possibly do this. they like to protect their privatised health care system. but when you look at those rankings particularly on the quality of care, the united states comes up one place behind costa rica and one above cuba. i'm not sure how many americans realise how badly their health care system ranks compared to other countries. how badly their health care system ranks compared to other countries. hammy times can donald trump criticise the united kingdom whether it is over the manchester bombings, the britain first videos and other things before the prime minister can say that the special relationship has been affected. the bottom line is don't involve yourself in other country's political problems. i don't suppose it will be the last time he does it. democrats are pushing to release their version of how the fbi investigated the trump campaign's ties to russia. it's the latest move in a tit for tat over intelligence. here's how we got here.
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tweeting: this memo totally vindicates "trump" in probe. but the russian witch hunt goes on and on. their was no collusion and there was no obstruction but then on sunday, one of the republican authors who helped draft the memo appeared to contradict mr trump — saying its release has no impact on the russia probe. i am on record as saying i support bob mueller 100%. i think you would have a russian... look, russia tried to interfere with our election in 2016. with or without a dossier. you need an investigation into russia. here to help us make sense of the whole saga is the washington post's intelligence and national security correspondent, shane harris. the next stage in this row is the democratic rebuttal to this memo and the president must decide within
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five days whether he is happy for the house committee to release it. it will be difficult for him if they can't release it. what will the justification for that be? the republicans released over very vocal objections from the fbi and the intelligence community within donald trump's administration. he would be ina trump's administration. he would be in a pickle if he tried to block the democrats from releasing the memo. the republicans have released their memo, assuming the democrats will, do you think the concept of either will have changed a single mind in the united states about whether the fbi was biased in favour of donald trump or not? i don't think so. people have pretty firm opinions on that question before this republican memo came out. it probably reinforced many people's thoughts who already thought the fbi was somehow biased and for those who saw no bias, it will reinforce that was
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right. it didn't offer any new information or compelling evidence. i don't know what the democrat memo will do to persuade people either. i don't see people thinking that the fbi is against donald trump will change their mind. the baseline for devin nunes is that the dossier spurred the investigation. devin nunes is that the dossier spurred the investigationm explicitly confirms what has been reported before. george papadopoulos was the spark that hit the fire. i don't know if it shows anything in the way of how the investigation was conducted. it reveals how deeply split the house intelligence omitting is in its partisan camps
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over this investigation which has threatened to derail this investigation. this isn't the first time that he has tried to do that. shane harris at the washington post, thank you very much. let's check in with peter ahearn on this — he served as special agent for the fbi for almost thirty years and joins me now in the studio. his there any upside in terms of intelligence gathering in releasing little bits of intelligence in this way that the republicans have already and the democrats want to do? first of all, there was no reason they should have released classified material. that in itself isa classified material. that in itself is a problem. in this case, some of this information is out. it's only a very small part of the total picture
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of the information and any information that gets out can be damaging, ouradversarial, information that gets out can be damaging, our adversarial, the russians in particular are laughing at this. they can't wait to see what comes out of this to help them understand how the fbi collect intelligence. this isn't a criminal investigation. it is a huge difference. this process of criticising the fbi that we have witnessed over the last few weeks in particular, how damaging is it, not just to the organisation not to american security? the americans have to have the confidence that the fbi will do itsjob and it is definitely still there. the one thing about being independent, both sides hate your guts. in this case, you're dealing with an issue where you're dealing with an issue where you can't win. i could tell you right now that the director would be briefing the president if something
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happened and doing thejob briefing the president if something happened and doing the job that he was appointed to do as well as every other member of the fbi but it does get old, it can wear you down but not stopping them from doing their job. robert mueller‘sjob has not ended. if you're not getting it from both sides if you're supposed to be in the middle, you are in trouble. the committee meet in private, classified information is shared between them or has been in the past. that sometimes doesn't suit the fbi. will they now be more loath to share things that they probably should share with the committee. that's correct but it won't stop them if that's what they are told to do. you are sharing some very classified information with members of congress. also, you have to think about the members of staff, who pretty much wrote this memo and
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getting to look into certain things, there is concern about sharing information and links that can be derived from that. it is not the fbi only. the cia, the nsa, the other members of the intelligence community are concerned that when they are briefing things, is that information going to get out? is it going to compromise the sources and methods of united states intelligence agencies that they used to get the information? that is key. it isa to get the information? that is key. it is a pretty clear rule of thumb that the people who look for something the more likely it is to get laid. a year and a half after the brexit referendum, britain needs to decide what it wants in its future relationship with europe — that was the verdict today of the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier. the choice is whether britain will share rules and tariffs with the eu once it has left —
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or go its own way. there have been concerns among those who voted for brexit, that a promise to the leave the eu, is being diluted by those ministers who voted to remain. but last night the government made it clear, that it was not uk policy to stay in any customs union with the eu. so, what is the policy? our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. in a hurry. notjust to catch the 1056 from brussels to london. we have not a minute to lose, because we want to achieve a deal. but the eu's chief negotiator wants to press on. it is time for bargaining he says as the next round of brexit talks loom. the first priority for him and his host david davis is to agree what happens straight after brexit. do you know what the british government wants? in the two years or so time frame not much will change but the real posturing is about the longer term. theresa may popped in for a drink after reminding her party that she wants out of the single market free trade area and the current customs union.
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but she knows, along with these two, there might be mishaps along the way. our negotiating team is starting straightaway, tomorrow certainly on an intensive period of negotiation and we can get that agreement. yet while this might sound elegant in a french accent it is still a warning. without the customs union, outside the single market, barriers to trade and goods and services are unavoidable. time has come to make a choice. in other words, foreign secretary and others, make your mind up. the eu's has consistently said we can't keep the best bits of the eu without losing somewhere. but that has always been rejected by brexiteers. what my side wants, what most of the country wants is a good deal.
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the way to get a good deal is to be very clear that we are leaving, we are leaving the single market, leaving the customs union. the fear of others in the tory party and the government is that the eurosceptics are too close to no 10. this week the prime minister hopes to get the cabinet to find a compromise. what is more important, sticking close to the eu or making the most of freedom outside? we've heard a lot of, we are not going to do this, we are not going to do that. what are we going to do? that is what we're waiting to hear, that is what the 27 countries the uk's negotiating with waiting to hear. in the meantime this uncertainty is really, really bad for business. no 10 has to make bargains within its party as well as with the eu outside. today's talks were about the eu in the uk plugging back in before the next charge round of negotiations really gets going but arguably for there to be meaningful
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progress any time soon the uk ministers have to speed up their decisions about their overall approach. none of the questions are easy but after months of squabbling time to discuss becomes time to decide. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. the former us gymnastics doctor, larry nassar, has been sentenced to an additional a0 to 125 years in prison. the sentence relates to the sexual abuse of young female athletes. nassar carried out the abuse over two decades under the guise of medical treatment. the sole surviving suspect of the paris attacks in 2015 has gone on trial in belgium in a separate case linked to his arrest in brussels. 29—year—old salah abdeslam is accused of attempting to murder police officers during a gun battle, four months after the paris attacks. if you know the story of rocky balboa you will know that philadelphia is a sucker for a good underdog story. last night it was their own football
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team that overcame all the odds. the eagles beat the new england patriots to win the trophy for the first time. and with a back—up quarterback who nearly gave up the game entirely. nick foles got his chance in december when the regular quarterback sustained a season—ending injury. on sunday night, facing the patriots' tom brady, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, foles came of age. throwing three touchdowns and even running one in himself. voted the most valuable player on the field. fairytale stuff. jane 0'brien is in philly. lucky you. what a party they had last night. they certainly did. todayis last night. they certainly did. today is officially won they i don't know if it is going to be a state annual holiday but it is hilarious here because this city is suffering from a monumental collective hangover. pretty much everybody i has spoken to was out until the early hours just partying. luigi at
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the pizza shop on the corner said that normally he sells 200 wings and night. last night it was 2000. he said it was out of control. they are preparing for the victory parade that will take place on thursday and i'm being assured that it will be the biggest parade that philadelphia has ever seen. that is a passing fan. anotherfan gave me this. a p pa re ntly fan. anotherfan gave me this. apparently i'm in the wrong colours. it is the the eagles flag. it has clearly seen some action. it smells of beer. won't be coming back in the car with ours. save to say, fly, eagles, fly! the green! the green! i've got my green tie on, as well. we wish you were there.
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and for more on the big game last night we can turn now to tommy smyth — who after decades covering the football europeans know and love has turned his sights to the american game. great to have you back on. i had no idea that you were an american football fan. i feel slightly betrayed because i have spoken to so many times about soccer. did you enjoy the game? it was an incredible game. i'm speaking as someone who has seen every one of the super bowls. it was as good a game as i've seen. a typical philadelphia story. philadelphia fans are meat and potatoes, they don't want it fancy, they just want to win and potatoes, they don't want it fancy, theyjust want to win and they certainly did last night. tell others about nick foles, the young quarterback, young by tom brady's standards, and yours and mine, he had a great game. he had a
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believable game. the difference was when the coach called that place where nick foles went into the end zone and caught a pass himself. ten minutes before that, tom brady tried the same thing and it didn't succeed. that was the changing of the guard right there. and then that hail mary at the end. those are something that the patriots have become accustomed to getting something out of but there was nothing last night. glad that you are wearing your eagles green tie, like i am. there will be producers in hollywood queueing up for the nick foles story. he was thinking about quitting the game. he was in the background as the number two quarterback. he was booed in the regular season and now he comes to prominence facing tom brady, the god of super bowl. it doesn't get any
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better. you couldn't write a hollywood story that was like this. people would say you are crazy. it just went right for him at the right time. he won't be the first quarterback next year. philadelphia will go back to the number one. even though he won the super bowl, he could be out of a job next year. but a lot of managers would love to have him. it was a real rocky story. fabulous stuff. deep into the fourth quarter, because of the game, because of the stature of tom brady, it could have gone to the patriots right at the death. you are watching and watching because we have become so accustomed to the patriots partying out. in life, nothing lasts forever but tonight the eagles were
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the ones. sylvester stallone put something up on instagram. young, eagles! in my best rocky balboa voice. what does it mean for the franchise? an awful out of money. plus, when you look at this team, this team is basically going to come back next year with a different quarterback. they are not going to lose any of their players. they are set up now. they could become a dynasty. they could become the patriots. they could come the patriots. they could come the patriots of the future. they have a really good—looking team. the defence is coming back. they will be back again. they will love to hear that in philadelphia. last night was my first time i actually watched the film super bowl game. my son explain
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the game to me. luckily he understands it. i could actually see that people were watching it for the game. after a year in which the nfl has come in for so criticism for many reasons, it was good to see that the football was what people we re that the football was what people were talking about and not the politics and not incidents of abuse in the game. if the nfl had written the story that this was the way they wa nted the story that this was the way they wanted to end the season, this would have been it. it took all that other stuff out and still focused on the game. with seconds left on the clock, the game was up for grabs. you were waiting to see where the ball went. if grand cat —— grant caught the ball, the patriots would have got it. it was a real shot in the arm for the game. thank you, tommy. christine, deduced a band
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watch the game? you know that i fell asleep on the sofa in the first quarter and my wife had to come down to kick me off the sofa to go to bed. it was a poor show. i saw the first field goal and i saw the patriots get down the other end and that was it. so, i missed it. useless. no good at all. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — we ask are there enough safeguards in place to protect those who work in the so called gig economy? and the british man accused of hacking into american government computers wins against being extradited to the united states. that's still to come. the next couple of nights are going
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to be very cold indeed. tomorrow night will be even colder. tonight, some snow on the way. let's see where. first of all, in northern ireland and parts of scotland a light covering is possible. 0ne ireland and parts of scotland a light covering is possible. one or two centimetres. in the early hours of tuesday, it reaches the north of england and merges into wales and the north—west of england. i had of that, towards the east and south, partly cloudy skies and a harsh frost. temperatures down to —3 or 4 degrees. by sam, the weather front has gone through and we are in a cold air mass. wintry showers will follow. the weather front coming through newcastle to york and manchester, northern wales, the west midlands and nudging into
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birmingham. the very far south—west, the tip of cornwall it is probably going to be rainfall. a covering of snow, one or two centimetres, over the hills it could be five or ten. there could be delays on tuesday morning. the weather front gets stuck across the midlands and the south and it is just cloud. not much snow to come. tomorrow night, tuesday night interwetten stay, it turns really cold. snow showers here and there but the temperature will be the story. it could be easily —5 celsius. negative double digits expected widely in scotland. 0utside of city centres. wednesday not looking too bad. anotherfront approaching but ahead of it a cold and frosty start. clear skies, a beautiful crisp winter's day. then
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another weather front moves in and within this area of cloud, rain and drizzle, maybe a bit of snow in the north, milder air heading our way. by north, milder air heading our way. by the time we get to thursday, it will turn milder. temperatures recovering to rant about six. maybe even 10 degrees in the far south—west. goodbye. this is beyond 100 days. christian fraser is in london. our top stories: theresa may defends the british health care is system after president trump treats that it is broke and not working. coming up in the next half—hour: democrats push for their right to reply to a republican memo accusing the fbi of bias in its investigation of top‘s ties with russia. a british hacker accused of hacking into us computers, with his battle against
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extradition. let us know your thoughts. are there enough safeguard ins place for people who work in the so—called gig economy. that is the term used to describe companies such as the about, for whom self—employed drivers are matched with jobs or gates. this man was one of these self—employed workers. he was also diabetic. last year, he collapsed twice at the real of his ban, but because he —— wheel of his van, but because he —— wheel of his van, but because he —— wheel of his van, but because he faced a penalty, he started missing medical appointments. in late december, having worked through christmas to meet the rush, he collapsed and died. his wife spoke trust. she explains that things started to get harderfor, as he took
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explains that things started to get harder for, as he took out a franchise with the company?m sounded an amazing, amazing opportunity. and, you get the contracts, i believe, back then it was a five—year contract. but, now it isa was a five—year contract. but, now it is a format you want. and part of the contract, i'm afraid, there are clauses, and if you don't agree with them, you don't get your franchise. 0ne them, you don't get your franchise. one of those causes is —— clauses is a ridiculously unfair fine, one of those causes is —— clauses is a ridiculously unfairfine, charge of £150. something that nobody wants to fork out for. if anything, if you don't work that day, you don't own anything. that is fine enough, but to charge on top of not only for that day of £150, awful. that is some people's weekly wage, you know. a lot of money. not fair.|j some people's weekly wage, you know. a lot of money. not fair. i presume, that on those days when he woke up and did not feel well, it is not so
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easy, if it's to find a basement driver at the drop of a hat? was that part of the problem, that he could not find a placement is macular mattjess. you've could not find a placement is macular matt jess. you've got could not find a placement is macular mattjess. you've got to be trained. you can't get anybody to drive the van. they have tuna had used the hand held computers. drive the van. they have tuna had used the hand held computersm works out the roots and tells you what time you finish your work. never had dinner breaks. they would eat on the go. the last few days, before new year's eve when i lost him, he wasn't feeling good. he had, i thought... it was a sickness bug. towards the end, he was saying, i've was bringing up a bit of blood. he was a lovely man. he would have loved him. bubbly, vivacious, fun loving. always had a lovely smile.
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he wasjust my loving. always had a lovely smile. he was just my best friend, and now i have lost my soul mate, and i'm so lost. i wish i could worry about the time. i wish i could have made him go to hospital appointments. ijust wish i had worried at the time. i miss him so much, you would have loved him, obviously. a hard worker, dedicated and a lovely father to our son, jordan. a lovely man. we wished he could have made those appointments to. thank you for talking to us. i know that this is really difficult. thank you it is a pleasure. well, we do have a statement from dpd. the depot did not charge don. well, let's speak to kate bell, who
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was head of economic policy at the trades unions congress. good to see you. really hard to watch ruth's interview, and a difficult time for her. let's talk about the taylor review on the modern working practices, which the due to bring this week! . this week. iwant t’. ,, thisweag. i want to - thisweer. i want to read findings this week. i want to read you bit. findings this week. i want to read you - bit. they say that eight mrc you one bit. they say that eight mrc should take responsibility for forcing the basic set of poor deployment of rights that apply for the hetkeesf we “are ,...are. ~ ’ hear
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